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Hike Josephine Falls via the Bear Creek Trail

Distance: About 5.25 miles round-trip

Elevation gain: About 1700 Feet Hike time: About 3 hours

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult depending on ability

Trail Condition: Generally good

Hike type: Out and Back

Hike Comments: The trail to Josephine Falls has recently been reopened by the Forest Service. While the trail can eventually take you to Jones Park, we’ll be hiking to the falls’ overlook and then returning the way we came. Read over the trail description and judge your own suitability to do this hike. From the intersection of Lower Gold Camp Road and Bear Creek Road, we’ll hike up High Drive to the point where it is closed to all users, then pick up the Bear Creek Trail (#666) and hike to the overlook of the Falls. Later we'll return the way we came. Where to Meet: We will meet at the Walmart on 8th Street; park by the store sign near the intersection of Lower Gold Camp Road and 8th Street. I’ll be driving a Silver Toyota RAV4. From there, we will carpool to the parking area for the hike, which is near the intersection of Gold Camp Road and Bear Creek Road. Directions to Trail Head: From the Walmart, head west on Lower Gold Camp Rd for 3.5 miles to the intersection of High Drive, Bear Creek Road, and Lower Gold Camp Rd. Park on the side of Bear Creek Road, just east of the intersection.

Things to remember: Hiking boots, hat, hiking poles if you use them, sunscreen, sunglasses, food, water, backpack/fanny pack, rain jacket, and camera – dress in layers.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Mary and John - Joe and I will meet you at the gate by at the beginning of high drive at the end of 26th street around 8:20am. See you then.

    August 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Somehow these hikes don't seem the same without you two. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

      August 10, 2014

    • Cyndia

      Miss ya! Thought of you when I heard of an event in Woodland Park for quilters. Its called quilters-above-the-cloud­s. I thinkthey meet once a month.

      August 10, 2014

  • Suzie

    Been working 12-14 hour days. Does not look like we will be returning in august. Our house in Atlanta was hit by lightening ⚡️while we were away. Lots of work to be done. Will keep all of you informed. Really miss everyone

    1 · July 30, 2014

    • Cyndia

      miss ya already Suzie

      August 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      It's a sign....you are supposed to be here all the time:):) Seriously, take care and be careful. We will be here with open arms when you return.

      August 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this beautiful hike.

    July 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be out of town -- my husband John will be leading the hike.

    July 30, 2014

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